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Adult Scripture Studies Program

2023 Spring Session Open. See Schedule Here

  • Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant | Video Presenter: Dr. Andrew Swafford

  • Galatians: Set Free to Live | Video Presenters: Jeff Cavins

Contact, Bill Grattendick, desotowag@sbcglobal.net

  • What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith Video Presenter: Multiple

Contact Helene McKee, hlmdevmckee@gmail.com

Bible Study in Spanish

Fall Study Program 2022: September 2 – December 9

  • The Prophets: Fridays | 9:30-12:00 p.m. | Location TBD

Spring Study Program 2023: January 20 - May 19

  • The Prophets: Fridays | 9:30-12:00 p.m. | Event Center, Room 20

Contact: Gaby Cadena, hispanossj@gmail.com

"Blessed is She" (BIS)

Blessed is She is about prayer, fellowship, and growing closer to God through our Catholic faith. Have you been searching for a deeper relationship with Jesus? Are you looking for a place to be able to share and grow in your spiritual journey with other women?  This women's faith sharing program is one way to bring Catholic women of all ages together, to learn more about our faith and grow closer in Christ and with one another. There is no homework or preparation needed, except to show up. This is a devotional based program in which we as Catholic women discover more by reading a devotional together, discussing and answering thought-provoking questions that help us relate to each other in our faith community and grow in our relationship with God. BIS-Daily Devotions

Spring Session: January 5, 2023 with a virtual group Zoom meeting. Join us for a cup of coffee.

Please login to the meeting between 6:55 and 7:00 am.

Here is the Zoom link to our meeting:

Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89408897514?pwd=RldvallmcEtzY1ZlQVlwY1FqSCtDdz09)

Meeting ID: 894 0889 7514
Passcode: Blessed

 

All women are welcome! Please join us on this journey.

Contact, Kendall Lasseigne at 337-519-7272 or Jennifer Wallace at 203-448-8749 or email blessedisshe@ssjwoodlands.com 

Missionaries of Rosa Mystica

Our Mission | Based on our vocation we are to be Disciples of Christ called to bring the good news.Through intercessory prayer; we will combat evil, heal; bring knowledge of God and spread the message of Maria Rosa Mystica. We must always be ready to say yes to God because we will be called at anytime and anywhere to do His will. A solid Sacramental life, praying the Rosary, chaplets (Chaplet of Tears; Chaplet of St. Michael; and Chaplet of Divine Mercy) and taking time to listen to God will be our tools. The Great Wind (the Holy Spirit) the wind of changes will be our compass, guiding us under the mantle of Maria Rosa Mystica by the love of her son Jesus Christ.

Who are We? We are a men and women’s intercessory prayer group devoted to Our Blessed Mother Maria Rosa Mystica and Jesus Christ, her son. 

What Do we Do? We pray through Mary, the Perfect Intercessor, to Jesus for our parish and lifting up the prayer requests of our parishioners and intentions placed in St. Simon and Jude's petition box. We pray for all of the petitions, yet we only read aloud the petitions marked “yes”, as pray The Chaplet of Tears based on the seven sorrowful mysteries of Mary. The petition box is carried up during the offertory at every mass and placed under the altar. Next to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus there is nothing more touching and effective than the tears of our heavenly Mother!

When and Where? We meet in the chapel at the back of the church every Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us! We invite you to join us in praying for the needs of our parish, our ministries, our clergy and parishioners.  St. Paul tells us "With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit." (Eph 6:18)

Sts. Simon and Jude Women's Book Study

This is a Faith Sharing group that was established in 2016 and is open to Women of our SSJ Parish. This Group gathers bimonthly on Thursday nights, for prayer and to discuss books based on timely topics of our Catholic Faith and their connection to our own faith journeys. Scripture, the Church’s Teaching, and the Voices of the Saints are interwoven into our conversations.

 

Our Patron Saint is Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We Meet on Zoom, Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm.

Current Study – Love Like A Saint: Cultivating Virtue with Holy Women

Session 2023 – 2024 is Open. Contact Joanne Yantosca, jsyenergy@aol.com

"Walking with a Purpose"

Women’s Book Studies:

Opening Your Heart: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - April 17, 2024 - 6 weeks | Room 3 | 9:45 a.m. OR 7:00 p.m.

Discovering our Dignity: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - April 17, 2024 - 6 weeks | Room 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

We start with social time at 9:45 a.m. for the first 15 minutes and take turns bringing light snacks, and then coffee, water, tea are provided. 


Opening Your Heart, our foundational study is perfect for a woman new to WWP (with or without Bible study experience). We invite you to be amazed at how Scripture applies to your everyday life. 


Discovering our Dignity will show you how the power of God worked in the lives of women of the Old and New Testaments. Some of them were as flawed and broken as we can be, and their stories provide us with modern-day advice. This study is for women who have participated in WWP in the past. 

Please order Opening Your Heart, Discovering our Dignity as it takes a couple of weeks to receive.

All are welcome bring our Bible! Contact, Tami O’Brien 281-787-0216 |  ssjwwp23@gmail.com 

Watchman | That Man is You (TMIY)

Our purpose is for men of Sts. Simon and Jude to connect on a regular basis. We join together in prayer, meditation, and support of each other. Our focus is on prayer, scripture, traditions, and our role as Catholic men. We meet each Friday morning, before the workday, at 6:00 a.m. Bring your Bible and have coffee and friendship in Christ. All men of faith are welcome in this group.

 

TMIY is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teaching of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.

 

Spring Session: January 20, 2023 | Domec Hall | 5:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast | Video Presentation | Small Groups

 

For more information contact watchmen@ssjwoodlands.com

Why Catholic?

Are Catholics ready to "Go and Make Disciples" - THE ANSWER IS YES! - WHY CATHOLIC? Presented by Renew International

Catholics often face opportunities to share their faith with others but lack the basic knowledge and confidence to do so. Why Catholic? It has a rich scriptural and catechetical approach that gives a solid foundation for every Catholic to express their faith and reach out to others in faith.

Whether you meet in the home or on the SSJ campus, there is a group to fit everyone! Learn how you can turn to your church to meet more people, build community and grow in your faith journey by joining SSJ Small Communities. We’d love to have you!

Join SSJ Small Communities Fall 2022 : English and Spanish available

Contact, Donna Cox, coxd@ssjwoodlands.com

SSJ Young Professionals

Are you a young adult (age 21-39) looking for ways to connect with the parish community? Whether you’re single, dating, married, a student, a professional, or somewhere in between, we would love to have you join us!

 

Join our Sts. Simon and Jude Young Professionals for fellowship, Bible study, faith events, service opportunities, social activities, and more!

You can also find us on Facebook: SSJ Young Professionals 

Contact, Hope Murphy hmurph31@gmail.com

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